On 9th October 2018, 16 representatives of Novo Nordisk Healthcare company and saigonchildren provided the annual healthcare check-ups to 110 students of all levels who are living in Tay Ninh, one of the project areas where saigonchildren is awarding many scholarships for disadvantaged children.
Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,300 people in 75 countries, and markets its products in 180 countries. Novo Nordisk products have been available in the Vietnamese market since 1992 and established a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City in November 2011. Novo Nordisk has expanded its activities in Vietnam and currently has over 100 employees across the country.
Since 2015, saigonchildren and Novo Nordisk have organized annual healthcare screening camps and give general check-up to 406 children in many Southern provinces including Tra Vinh, Dong Nai and Tay Ninh. Moreover, Novo Nordisk has also provided 33 children diagnosed with diseases the financial aid to go to the hospital for consultations and treatment.
Students and the the staff arrived at the venue very early to prepare for the health check-up
Through the years, Novo Nordisk has created many social responsibility programmes which have made positive and sustainable impacts around the world. In Vietnam, Novo Nordisk collaborates with saigonchildren to implement community initiatives to enhance the healthcare quality for underprivileged children, as a stepping stone for them to further their education. Especially, children diagnosed with chronic diseases are fully supported by Novo Nordisk during their treatment process as well as awarded with scholarships to continue their learning path.
Group photo of the students and staff from Novo Nordisk and saigonchildren
Besides the health check-ups, Mr. Omar Sherief Mohammad – Vice president & General manager of Novo Nordisk Vietnam, together with representatives from the company also give all the children useful gifts during their home visit to children with chronic diseases and deprived background